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Name: Joan Cartwright

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Joan Cartwright was born December 7, in New York City. She is an American author and jazz, blues and pop singer and songwriter. From 2006 to 2009, she published nine book.. She is the subject of an article published in the Fondazione Adkins Chitiís Women in Jazz Donne in Jazz. Her first recorded composition was ''Sweet Return'' [Atlantic Records] in 1983, with Freddie Hubbard on flugelhorn and the Kool-Jazz All-Stars. The next four original compositions were recorded on Joanís debut CD, ''Feelin' Good'' {Tireno Records 1995), produced in Catania, Sicily with the Giovanni Mazzarino Quartet. Six original compositions were released, in on her sophomore CD ''In Pursuit of a Melody'' (I AM Records 2006). Both CDs can be heard at CDbaby.com and myspace.com.

In 2007, Joan founded Women in Jazz South Florida, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that promotes women musicians, globally, through events, concerts, performances, clinics, lectures, workshops, articles, interviews, newsletters, courses, contacts, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, and recognition. The organization is part of the Florida Jazz Network and has an archive of two years of online radio shows, documenting the music of female composers and males who support them in their musical endeavors.

Joan produces community concerts with resident and national musicians and students from area schools. In 2010, she produced the Lauderhill Jazz Jam, Jamaica Hill Jazz Jam, Community Musicwomen and Amazing Musicwomen.

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